Carey Newman is a Kwagiulth artist. Born in 1975, Newman is prominent among the younger generation of Native artists. Under the influence and support of his father and mother, he developed his artistic ability and cultural knowledge from an early age. Artistry is in his blood. His father Victor, his great, great grandfather Charlie James, and his great aunt Ellen Neel, are all renowned wood carvers. Newman is of British and Kwagiulth/Salish descent and has been able to draw upon each of these cultures for his inspiration.